Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Getting the Skinny on Chia & Flax Seeds

Mixed seeds and a jar of chia seeds

Items touting chia seeds and flaxseeds are everywhere. What makes these little guys so special?

The seeds are both good sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat. Unlike flaxseeds, the body can absorb the nutrients from chia seeds whole. Flaxseed, however, cannot be fully digested whole. They must be ground so that the nutrients are available for your body to use.
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Staying on Track While Traveling

family road trip

Spring and summer often mean vacations and family reunions. Some of us find that traveling can be a big challenge to our healthy eating plans. The good news is that a few tips can help you stay on track while traveling.
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Back to Basics: Carb Counting

USDA MyPlate

By now, you probably know that carbohydrates are a nutrient in food that affects your blood sugar. Eat too many, and your blood sugar may get too high. If you don’t eat enough carbohydrate, your blood sugar may be too low.
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UGA SNAP-Ed

Food Talk logo

Athens, GA – The University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (UGA SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition education classes to Georgia residents in communities across the state. The Food Talk curriculum was originally developed at UGA by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) staff and may be familiar…
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Combating High Cholesterol

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We will round out American Heart Month with tips to fight high cholesterol. High cholesterol increases the risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
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Leading by Example: Liberty County

LibertyEmployeeZumba

Liberty County employees and local wellness advocate and human resources specialist Laura Troutman kicked off a spring series of Zumba classes this week as part of their employee wellness offerings.
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Increase your Activity at Work

Desk Yoga

Days at work are often stressful, and being active can reduce some of that stress. Regular activity also keeps your bones strong, improves how your body functions and helps you maintain a healthy weight.
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